Private Journeys

From Paddington to Peru

14 days from £3,280pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru

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Overview & Highlights

Inspired by Michael Bond's classic books and the 2014 hit movie, this 14-day family adventure is a unique opportunity to meet and learn about the endangered spectacled bears in their own environment.

The enchanting, loveable bear from 'darkest Peru' who ended up in Paddington station may not know much about his native land, but would no doubt enjoy this holiday which is ideal for all the family.  Offering the chance to see real live Peruvian spectacled bears in their own natural environment, the holiday also explores magnificent Inca ruins with a backdrop of snow-spangled Andean peaks in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and at Machu Picchu, further downstream, where the Urubamba river crashes towards the Amazon basin.

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What our clients say

  • An amazing mix of experiences right from the start - sites/sights/sounds/climates/flora/fauna/city/country & so on!

    DR, Baldock
  • The overall experience was friendly and efficient, seeing the most amazing places from high up in the desert to the wilds of Patagonia.

    CB, Beckenham
  • Several stand out moments; sierra maestra; tobacco farm walk; cocoa farm visit; catamaran trip; sancti spiritu walk round; evening meals outside for two weeks; eco farm visit in vinales; visiting…

    RE, St. Albans
  • Amazing itinerary. Great group that bonded well and the best tour leader. All the places made it a memorable holiday. Machu Picchu, the train from Puno to Cusco and the…

    DP, Hinckley
  • Our first trip to S. America was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Everything was very well organised and we couldn't have had a better group leader than tour…

    FM, Aberdeen
  • So many highlights it's difficult to say! The routing was excellent both in terms of acclimatising to the altitude and building to the grand finale at Machu Picchu.

    CA, Brighton
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Our Expert's Opinion

Much like the eponymous Paddington, this family holiday is quirky and fun! I love the mix of unusual wildlife and classic highlights. It's a great holiday for children and for parents who are looking for something a bit different.

Lina
Lina Fuller Travel Expert Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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